I’m in a trouble, and I don’t know how to deal with it. My desktop acted weird this morning, when I launched my google chrome as usual, my homepage has changed, it became Atajitos.com, and it kept showing me ads information which I don’t want. What’s worse, I could not turn on WORD to edit something, I swear I didn’t do anything last night, I run my antivirus program to check what happen, but it told me my pc is fine, nothing happened, right now, I don’t have the mood to mock on my antivirus program which did not handle the problem, I’m not a computer whiz, I need help, could someone tell me how to get rid of it?
Brief Introduction to Atajitos.com hijacker
Atajitos.com hijacker is a browser hijacker that can mess up explorers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Normally, this redirect will be bundled with popular applications like free music players, video players, PDF creators, download managers and so on from third party resource. After you download some of these programs, the hijack will also be installed on the sneak without letting you know. And then, bad things are about to happen to your system, it will get you some annoying experience.
Atajitos.com hijacker Screenshot
Atajitos.com hijacker will have your explorers homepage have been change to itself, you may think that’s a search engine, because it looks like Google or Bing, you can type words in it, but guess what, it won’t get you the information you want, just simply and roughly redirect to some vicious site which are fill with ads and nonsense commercial info, actually the main purpose of cyber criminals who creates this redirect is to make profit from it, to increase their website traffic, to market their product, or even to steal some useful private info from the victims so they can make use of it for ulterior motive.
OK, you may ask how did they do that? I will tell you the whole thing is not complicated to understand. To hijacker innocent users’ computer may be just the beginning, the nest step, Atajitos.com hijacker will keep redirecting to some unknown websites and show you many kinds of perpetual ads, and popup windows, things like that, there is also a big chance that it’ll download other malicious malware without your permission, which leads you to face other big problems. All the unwanted programs will be activated each time you start your computer and run themselves in the backgrounder. That’s the main reason your computer acts strange, some of the useful programs lag in response or even not be able to launch, because your cpu usage room is already taken up by those unwanted programs, they make tons of junk in your PC, so that can explain why your computer always in poor performance! For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!
The properties of Infected Computer
-Can change your homepage to Atajitos.com which cannot be detected by the anti-virus program
-Can pop up many ads you don’t want and provide you junk links, make you unable to surf the internet
-Can create more junks and make your computer run slowly which properly lead your computer to blue screen
-Can download unnecessary programs automatically, some may harm your computer system
-Can screw up the settings of your browser and very hard for inexperience users to change it back
-Can be taken use by hackers with your private information and data for unlawful act
NOTE: If any of these properties show on your PC, your computer probably got infected with Appstein Hijacker. And believe or not, someone will be driven crazy by this pop-up ads and any other things. If you don’t have sufficient knowledge of computer, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Atajitos.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to Atajitos.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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If your browsers have already been affected by Atajitos.com redirect, you should be careful; it could soon perform malicious action on the computer. The system performance will be poor, and as time goes by, Atajitos.com hijacker will disorder your system, computer cannot use normally anymore. Don’t forget that just uninstalling the program from your computer can’t help you get rid of the redirect, you will have to do it manually. So, I think victims need to take action immediately, don’t leave this trouble aside. However, at present, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of hijacker or other similar kind of virus from your PC. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the Atajitos.com hijacker from Computer.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on September 29, 2014 1:33 am